Friday, September 18, 2020

october, 2019

18oct7:00 pm9:00 pmCelebrating the Desert of the New American West UPDATED LOCATION


Event Details

Debut author and award-winning journalist Zak Podmore and seasoned writers Amy Irvine and Craig Childs talk red rock, rivers, and the joy of writing in and of the desert.


Join three Utah and Colorado writers in celebration of our beloved and contentious landscapes. Debut author and award-winning journalist Zak Podmore and seasoned writers Amy Irvine and Craig Childs talk red rock, rivers, and the joy of writing in and of the desert.

Craig Childs is the critically-acclaimed Colorado author of numerous books including The Secret Knowledge of Water. His latest book Virga & Bone: Essays from Dry Places focuses upon a vivid series of desert icons—a sheet of virga over Monument Valley, white seashells in dry desert sand, boulders impossibly balanced—and delves into the primacy of our starkest landscapes and the profound nature of the more-than-human.

Zak Podmore is an award-winning Utah writer who reports for The Salt Lake Tribune and is editor of the Canyon Echo. His new book Confluence: Navigating the Personal & Political on Rivers of the New West travels down the West’s most iconic wilderness rivers, from the Colorado to the Rio Grande. Part travelogue and part inquiry into environmental ethics, he presents an up-close, personal perspective on our responsibility to rivers and to each other.

Amy Irvine is a sixth-generation Utahn living off the grid in Colorado and is the author of Trespass. Her latest book Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness imagines a conversation with the late Edward Abbey, admiring his impact on her life while challenging the “lone male” narrative—white and privileged as it is—that still has its boots planted firmly at the center of today’s wilderness movement.

This event is free and open to the public. This event is presented by Back of Beyond Books and Torrey House Press, and it is supported in part by the Utah Humanities Center for the Book and Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and National Endowment for the Arts.


(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Star Hall

159 E Center Street, Moab, UT 84532


Torrey House Press

Everyone could use a breath of fresh air! 🌞⁠

Be sure to follow social distancing rules on the tails. 🌲 Check the link in bio to read our convo with the Executive director of the @mtntrailspc foundation, Charlie Sturgis, about being part of the covid-19 solution. ⁠

Be gentle with one another, Salt Lake ❤️

Our September-October issue is on stands now! ⁠

Salt Lake magazine has traditionally devoted its September-October issue to travel, describing trips to destinations all over the world. This year, confined by COVID, we’re looking closer to home. ❤️⁠

Stay well and be sure to pick up our latest issue or subscribe to our magazine through the link in bio!


Happy Monday 🏞
Who else is dreaming of the weekend? 😴

“The power of the people is always stronger than the people in power." - Angela Johnson⁠

Check the link in bio to read our Q & A with protest organizers. ⁠

Photo credit: Max Smith @phhhhhhhhhhhotos⁠

It's getting HOT in here! 🌞 Check out our list of the best swimming spots in Utah to cool down at! Link in bio. ⁠

Have a safe and responsible weekend, Utah! Oh and P.S. Wear a mask ❤️⁠

📸: Photo courtesy of Utah Office of Tourism⁠

Something fishy is happening on the eastern edge of the Jordanelle Reservoir... ⁠

A municipality is attempting to annex unincorporated land across a county line without that county’s approval. If this sounds like madness, that’s because it is. Read the full story though the link in bio. ⁠

📸 Photo courtesy of: Utah Office of Tourism

Summertime slush! Soft cold slurpy sweet treats- the classic seasonal delight. 🍧⁠

Here’s where to get the best and how to make them yourself, check the link in bio! 🍭

We're a little red rock crazy this weekend if you couldn't tell. (But how could we not be!)⁠

🏜️ Check out 3 pup friendly hikes in our beautiful Moab 🐶 Link in bio! Happy Hiking! ⁠

📸: Utah Office of Tourism

We ❤️ Red Rocks! 🏜️⁠

Thinking about getting into car camping this summer? 🚘 We've got some tips on how to find the right rig for you! Check the link in bio. ⛺ And keep exploring!

Wondering how to navigate COVID-19 norms while enjoying the outdoors? ⁠

We had a Q & A with Charlie Sturgis, Executive Director of the @mtntrailspc, about being part of the solution. Check it out through the link in bio!